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Marina Sarmiento Feehan, Esq., Vice-Chair of NALP’s E-Professionalism and Social Networking work group, and the Assistant Director for Employer Relations at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Office of Career Planning, describes LinkedIn ( as the socialmedia site of choice for professionals in general and lawyers in particular.


 Here is an excerpt from her article:

“As of November 2010, LinkedIn had over 85 million users with executive representation from every Fortune 500 corporation. As a law student, you can build your professional reputation while still in law school by maintaining and managing your LinkedIn profile. Ever wonder what to do with those business cards you collected at a networking event? LinkedIn can help you manage your connections, enabling you to keep in touch throughout each step in your career—from job search, to career development, to client development, and more.The power of LinkedIn comes from being able to see and connect with your connections’ contacts. On LinkedIn, six degrees of separation become reduced to just three degrees of separation.  Thus, being introduced to a potential employment lead is as easy as connecting through a friend of a friend.” 

To read more and find out how to get started on LinkedIn, click here.





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